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    Yep, I dropped AOPA after more than 50 years when...

    Yep, I dropped AOPA after more than 50 years when they more than doubled their dues. I tried to negotiate a LifeTime membership but they refused. I guess they figure that less than half will drop...
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    21.191(g) stipulates that the aircraft is built...

    21.191(g) stipulates that the aircraft is built for education or recreation. It also stipulates that the aircraft is 51% or greater amateur-built. If the applicant cannot answer specific questions...
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    An amateur-built aircraft may be declined for...

    An amateur-built aircraft may be declined for airworthiness certificate if the aircraft does not meet the requirements of part 21.191(g), or anything the inspector feels is an unsafe condition. It's...
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    Aerobatic Bi-Plane Project For Sale

    Modified Murphy Renegade. Well beyond quick-build stage. Modified to accept 120 hp Jabiru. All mods approved by designer. 90% done. Just needs cowling, wiring, and cover. Includes Jabiru 3300A, 250...
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    As Joda said, We certainly can't do "anything we...

    As Joda said, We certainly can't do "anything we want to". A DAR may deny a certification if he/she is uncomfortable concerning a safety issue or an issue that keeps the aircraft from meeting the...
  6. Many aircraft that use snowmobile engines take...

    Many aircraft that use snowmobile engines take the intake air from the plenum around the engine. This air is already warmed and may not need addition heat. OTOH, if you are using external "ram" air...
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    Since 1999, I have certificated over 900...

    Since 1999, I have certificated over 900 Amateur-Built and Light Sport Aircraft. I have denied only 2. And I promise there was justification for both of them. One of them corrected the problems...
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    Any of these examples may be certificated as an...

    Any of these examples may be certificated as an Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft, IF it can be shown to be amateur-built. There must be SOME form of documentation acceptable to the inspector. A...
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    Not according to Abraham Lincoln!

    Not according to Abraham Lincoln!
  10. I actually have the first production SLSA Legend...

    I actually have the first production SLSA Legend Cub. Originally bought by Rich Giannotti, New York, in 2005. A couple of years ago he decided he wasn't flying it enough so started looking at...
  11. One important thing to remember is that the...

    One important thing to remember is that the operation of your aircraft is controlled by the operating limitations that were issued to THAT aircraft. Op lims have changed over the years. If you have...
  12. Thread: Ferry Permits

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    Yep! Taxiing is not flying. No ferry permit, or...

    Yep! Taxiing is not flying. No ferry permit, or anything else, required to taxi!
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    Flew control line as a kid. First trophy I ever...

    Flew control line as a kid. First trophy I ever won; 1956, Diamond Jubilee, Abilene, Texas, second place Precision Aerobatics, Jr. division. 13 years old. Thunderbird, Fox .29.
    Went on to place in...
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. My instructor...

    Yeah, I know what you mean. My instructor weighed 260 lbs. When he got out that C-150 "jumped" off the ground.
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    I soloed in just under 10 hrs. in 1967. But the...

    I soloed in just under 10 hrs. in 1967. But the interesting thing is that on my "oral" part of the Private Pilot exam, the DPE asked me, "How many hours are required to take the Private Pilot check...
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